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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Ideagen.

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32 English questions out of 32

10 June 2019

What is health insurance like at Ideagen?

Pros

Ideagen offers some fantastic benefits and markets itself as a “destination employer”. This is reflected in a generous holiday allowance, with extra days added on as an award for long service. The company has run fitness classes in their larger offices, and provides free fruit and health insurance. There has been a change recently to start to focus on people, with a team created to promote development of employees, and there have been classes run in the major offices on a number of topics. There is also opportunity to go to conferences and get certifications, and people are given licences for online courses. The people I worked with were by far the biggest pro, and the culture in my office was fantastic.

Cons

If your company is acquired by Ideagen and you work in a technical discipline, my advice to you is to start looking for other jobs. There doesn’t seem to be a genuine focus on product or end users, it seems like work with money attached will likely be prioritised by the business, regardless of what the impact to the product will be. The culture in the office I worked in was not seen as a positive by the organisation, but as a ghost culture and a problem from a previous acquisition. There seems to be a definite message from head office that you should “fit in or f- off”. I don’t think that Ideagen have a strong cultural identity of their own. The salaries that were being offered in the technical disciplines were below market rate compared to what was available around 10 miles away. I also personally don’t think that there is enough effort made to employ a diverse workforce, in the technical disciplines at least, as I can’t recall any drivers or strategies set out by the company to promote this. The destination employer initiative seems like a vanity project. While there are some people in the organisation that do focus on people I don’t think this is reflected in the behaviour of the senior management team.

Advice to Management

I think leaving advice to management is a futile exercise, and that’s probably the biggest problem. Stop surrounding yourselves with yes men - “negativity” that ends up being correct might actually have been realistic.

The company has run fitness classes in their larger offices, and provides free fruit and health insurance.

10 June 2019

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10 June 2019

Does Ideagen offer an employee assistance or workplace counselling program?

Pros

Ideagen offers some fantastic benefits and markets itself as a “destination employer”. This is reflected in a generous holiday allowance, with extra days added on as an award for long service. The company has run fitness classes in their larger offices, and provides free fruit and health insurance. There has been a change recently to start to focus on people, with a team created to promote development of employees, and there have been classes run in the major offices on a number of topics. There is also opportunity to go to conferences and get certifications, and people are given licences for online courses. The people I worked with were by far the biggest pro, and the culture in my office was fantastic.

Cons

If your company is acquired by Ideagen and you work in a technical discipline, my advice to you is to start looking for other jobs. There doesn’t seem to be a genuine focus on product or end users, it seems like work with money attached will likely be prioritised by the business, regardless of what the impact to the product will be. The culture in the office I worked in was not seen as a positive by the organisation, but as a ghost culture and a problem from a previous acquisition. There seems to be a definite message from head office that you should “fit in or f- off”. I don’t think that Ideagen have a strong cultural identity of their own. The salaries that were being offered in the technical disciplines were below market rate compared to what was available around 10 miles away. I also personally don’t think that there is enough effort made to employ a diverse workforce, in the technical disciplines at least, as I can’t recall any drivers or strategies set out by the company to promote this. The destination employer initiative seems like a vanity project. While there are some people in the organisation that do focus on people I don’t think this is reflected in the behaviour of the senior management team.

Advice to Management

I think leaving advice to management is a futile exercise, and that’s probably the biggest problem. Stop surrounding yourselves with yes men - “negativity” that ends up being correct might actually have been realistic.

Ideagen offers some fantastic benefits and markets itself as a “destination employer”.

10 June 2019

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21 April 2021

Does Ideagen offer vision insurance?

Pros

Long term job security Free coffee, fruit, cereals etc Nice offices with free parking Flexible working schedule and ability to work from home Good work life balance, you’ll work the hours in your contract and no more

Cons

A lot of legacy technology still in use Lacklustre benefits & pay compared to other tech companies

Advice to Management

None in particular, the business strategy is clearly working as ideagen jumps from strength to strength.

Free coffee, fruit, cereals etc

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27 June 2019

Does Ideagen offer massages?

Pros

Excellent Benefits - AXA, Dental & Optical, Holiday Buy Scheme, generous annual leave package, company pension, wedding day off, long service awards, enhanced maternity & paternity leave, share scheme, life assurance, free fruit and drinks at all offices. Engagement activities from free onsite exercise classes to health, finance and wellness related workshops. The staff are all very welcoming, sociable and easy to get on with. I have never worked at a company where the CEO/COO/CTO are all approachable, friendly and easy to talk to. There is no old school hierarchy attitude.

Cons

None personally for me other than the working from home policy is not utilised the same for all departments. Some managers allow their teams to WFH weekly, some in emergencies and others not at all. I feel we need to be consistent across the board to be able to say we are a flexible company.

AXA, Dental & Optical, Holiday Buy Scheme, generous annual leave package, company pension, wedding day off, long service awards, enhanced maternity & paternity leave, share scheme, life assurance, free fruit and drinks at all offices.

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23 March 2021

Does Ideagen offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Great flexible working conditions, benefits package is good

Cons

M&A activity can give a sudden shift in strategy which can leave people looking over their shoulders

Great flexible working conditions, benefits package is good

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